Leila has a B.A. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). She found a deep appreciation for restorative justice in her classes and held some of her first circles as a student. After graduating in June 2019, Leila decided to take a year off and travel in Europe. She lived in Paris, France, for several months teaching children English, while studying French, and volunteering with an organization that helped homeless people in the city. During this time, she really saw the potential to use restorative justice as a means to help at-risk individuals.
In January 2020, she began the Restorative Justice Continuing Studies Certificate at SFU. Leila has always been passionate about helping people in need, volunteering with Night Shift Street Ministries for many years, serving and feeding the homeless, as well as travelling to Uganda in 2014 and sponsoring a child.
Most recently, she has started volunteering with NSRJ as their Volunteer Coordinator and sits on the Engagement Committee, the Equity Audit Committee, the Nominations Commitee and has helped start up the Communications Task Force that has created the brand new Monthly Newsletter! Leila is extremely grateful to volunteer and share her passion for Restorative Justice with the work she does for the NSRJS.
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